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South Korea: Russia says airspace intrusion was not intentional

South Korea: Russia says airspace intrusion was not intentional

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SEOUL, July 24 (UPI) -- Russia has told South Korea that the latest airspace intrusion by one of its warplanes was not intentional and was probably caused by a technical glitch, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday. Expressing "deep regret" over the latest incident, Russia said that a technical problem probably caused the plane to intrude into South Korea's airspace. "Russia said its defense ministry will immediately launch a probe and take necessary steps," said Yoon Do-han, senior Cheong Wa Dae secretary for public communication, during a press briefing. The message was delivered to a senior South Korean defense ministry official by a Russian military attache on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, a Russian warplane had intruded into South Korea's airspace above the easternmo...